Ryan Krebiehl


About Me

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the USA, and it was there that I first discovered my love for writing. My passion for the written word led me to pursue my degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at Northern Kentucky University. Although I experience some success with publications of my poetry and short stories, I knew being a full time writer was not a sustainable career option, nor was it my passion.

I have always been drawn to exploring new places and cultures, and my love for travel has taken me to many different countries around the world. Born from a desire to travel to Seoul, South Korea, I first entered the field of teaching. Originally, I planned to teach for just two years before transitioning into the corporate world, but my time in Seoul unearthed a passion for teaching that I had not known existed.

Since then, I have taught in various international and bilingual schools, working with students of all ages and backgrounds. However, I have found my true calling as an educator teaching upper primary students who are at the cusp of teenagehood. It is during these formative years that children absorb both academic and holistic values, and I am proud to be a part of their journey.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of learning from incredible colleagues and professionals. Their guidance and mentorship have helped to mold me into the educator I am today. While my writing and traveling passions continue, I know that my true purpose lies in the classroom, helping to shape the minds and hearts of the next generation.

Northern Kentucky University 2014 Graduation Commencement Address

One of the greatest honors of my life was being selected to deliver the commencement address to my graduating class at Northern Kentucky University. My younger self speaking in the video to the left shares so many of the same values that I try to embody as a teacher: embracing change and using literature as a motivator to be a better person. 


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